David Kudler

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David Kudler (born in 1962) is an American editor and author. He is best known for editing several posthumous editions of the books by Joseph Campbell, including Pathways to Bliss and the 2008 edition of The Hero with a Thousand Faces.

He has served as the publishing director for the Joseph Campbell Foundation since 1999. While there, he has been the managing editor of the Collected Works of Joseph Campbell series.[1] In 2012, he started Stillpoint Digital Press, producing print, ebook and audiobook editions.[2] He serves as a blogger for Huffington Post, writing mostly about books and publishing.[3]

His young adult historical adventure novel Risuko was published in June, 2016.[4]

Kudler is also a stage actor who has appeared with American Conservatory Theatre, Denver Center Theatre Company, California Shakespeare Theater, Marin Theatre Company, A Traveling Jewish Theater], and Theatreworks (Silicon Valley).[5]


By David Kudler[edit]

  • The Seven Gods of Luck, illustrated by Linda Finch, Houghton Mifflin, 1998. ISBN 978-0-395-78830-1. 15th Anniversary Edition, Stillpoint Digital Press, 2012. ISBN 9781938808005
  • Shlomo Travels to Warsaw with Maura Vaughn, Stillpoint Digital Press, 2013. ISBN 9781310127939
  • How Raven Brought Back the Light with Maura Vaughn, Stillpoint Digital Press, 2014. ISBN 9781311769985
  • Risuko: A Kunoichi Tale , Stillpoint Digital Press, due 2016. ISBN 978-1-938808-32-6

Edited by David Kudler[edit]

  • Joseph Campbell, Sake and Satori: Asian Journals—Japan, New World Library, 2002. ISBN 978-1-57731-236-9
  • Joseph Campbell, Myths of Light: Eastern Metaphors of the Eternal, New World Library, 2003. ISBN 978-1-57731-403-5
  • Joseph Campbell, Pathways to Bliss: Mythology and Personal Transformation, New World Library, 2005. ISBN 978-1-57731-471-4
  • Joseph Campbell, The Hero with a Thousand Faces, New World Library, 2008. ISBN 978-1-57731-593-3
  • Maura Vaughn, The Anatomy of a Choice: An Actor's Guide to Text Analysis, University Press of America, 2010. ISBN 978-0-7618-5109-7
  • Jack Beritzhoff, Sail Away: Journeys of a Merchant Seaman, Stillpoint Digital Press, 2012. ISBN 9781475143867
  • Joseph Campbell, Mythic Imagination: Collected Short Fiction, New World Library, 2012. ISBN 9781608681532
  • Kenneth Schneyer, The Law & the Heart: Speculative Stories to Bend the Mind and Soul, Stillpoint Digital Press, 2014. ISBN 978-1938808227
  • Lynn Arias Bornstein, Laura English, Stillpoint Digital Press, 2014. ISBN 978-1938808135

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Goodreads author bio. Accessed 12/2/2012
  2. ^ Stillpoint Digital Press website. Accessed 12/2/2012
  3. ^ David Kudler on Huffington Post
  4. ^ Official Risuko Website. Accessed 9/9/2015.
  5. ^ New York Roots Guide Mill Valley Actor Through Brooklyn Boy, 'J Weekly', Friday, July 21, 2006; Author biography, The Seven Gods of Luck, Houghton Mifflin, 1998.